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J.L. Hudson’s Summer Cottage

From the Evening Record, July, 1912:

Photo of the French homestead up the river front above Walkerville, which was purchased by the late J.L. Hudson and is being renovated and repaired to carry out Mr. Hudson’s plans for providing a summer cottage for the accommodation of the women clerks in the Hudson store in Detroit.

I believe this house was knocked down in the early 1920’s and in its place today is the narrow block of Prado Place from Riverside Drive to Wyandotte Street.

J.L. Hudson passed away earlier in 1912, and Prado place was laid out on land that was owned by the Hudson Estate. The oldest house on Prado Place today, dates to 1921. This piece of land was the last to get sub dived in area, which is why the street is so narrow. It had to be squeezed in to fit in between the roads that were already laid out on either side of the property.

It’s amazing and sad to see just how much of our past has been lost to demolition over the years.

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